Trade Show season for the outdoor industry is starting. The big question: What is the future of tradeshows?

Tradeshows make a statement as well as keep an industry going. We need tradeshows.

No denying that tradeshows are having issues. The numbers of attendees are dropping and the numbers of people who are “buyers” are disappearing.

However, it does not matter how many people show up at a tradeshow as long as the right people show up.

I believe in National tradeshows.

They are important because they allow small new businesses to introduce themselves to the world. Jetboil and Vibram Five Finger shoes are recent examples. Those are designs or ideas that could not make it without an introduction to a national audience. You can get lucky and have a magazine or website put your product out there, but a tradeshow is your best bet. In fact, most magazines go to tradeshows to find those new great items.

Yes, there are other shows besides a national trade show, consumer shows, rep shows, etc.. However, finding and exhibiting at those shows for a new manufacturer is difficult and expensive. For the rep shows if you don’t have a rep, you can’t get a booth. Very few reps are going to pick up an unknown line. Consequently, the new manufacturer has no way to get his product introduced to the masses without a national show.

A national show gives a new product or a new company the opportunity to reach national retailers, national media and the world.

Legal & Risk Management reasons for Tradeshows

Tradeshows also allow manufacturers and retailers to exchange ideas, which make the industry better. Tradeshows allow interaction between parties, which raises the standard of care for an industry.

Risk management ideas are exchanged between everyone at tradeshows. Everyone attending learns something and sometimes one thing is enough.

Tradeshows allow “old guys” to talk about their past, how the mountain was higher and the snow was deeper on every peak we climbed.

Sales ideas are traded at tradeshows.

Retailers leave tradeshows with new ideas on how to sell new and old products. One retailer tells of their success with a marketing idea to an exhibitor, and that exhibitor passes the ideas on.

This occurs when reps are in their territories, but not as consistently, and they are sometimes forgotten in those long drives from one store to the next.

Tradeshows provide tons of benefits.

Tradeshows also make statements. A tradeshow tells the industry it is vibrant and healthy. It generates interest both in the attendees and those that do not attend and consumers. Big trade shows get consumers online because they know they can see the latest and greatest.

Money

Tradeshows cost a lot of money, to put on and to attend. That amount is relative. If it costs too much to attend you don’t go, and if it costs too much to put on, you won’t.

SIA suffered major traffic loss when the show moved to Denver. Compared to Las Vegas, Denver is a very expensive town to fly into and stay. Salt Lake City has the same reputation during OR week. I know a few retailers who have given up and just fly in and fly out the same day, if the come at all.

And those of you that argue one city is better than another to host a trade show, there is really only cost issue. Yes, Las Vegas sucks to bicycle around, but you are not spending big bucks to go cycle. Inside the tradeshow the air, the lights and the exhibits, all seem to be identical in Denver, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. It does not matter where the tradeshow is located as long as it works for the attendees.

Not Exhibitors? If you get enough buyers, the exhibitors will show up on mars.

·         The cost for retailers has to make sense.

·         The time to register and book a trip, including lodging has to be easy.

·         The tradeshow has to occur at a time when the retailers know how much money they will have to spend next year and what sold and did not sell this year.

·         The exhibitors must have a value in attending the tradeshow and that means a bottom line they make more money than they spend.

I don’t have any answers really. I do have concerns. I believe we need trade shows for more reasons than just buying and selling. At the same time, without buying and selling there is no reason for a tradeshow.

See you at the next tradeshow.

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SOME REAL WINNING LINES IF FOUND IN RELEASES

I can’t believe attorneys write these lines, which means injured people sue because their attorneys can see the stupidity in the release. Alternatively, probably the release was not written by an attorney but cobbled together from stuff the operation owner finds on laying around the office.

Here are some specific lines from releases that I found quite interesting.

COMPANY DOES NOT SUPPLY HELMETS.  This followed a paragraph requiring you two initial twice that climbing without a helmet is dangerous.  I do not know for sure, but I suspect the company supplies ropes.  I have yet to see a climbing wall that did not.  I also suspect that the company also rents shoes or harnesses.  I have yet to see one that did not offer those either for a fee or for free.  However, the piece of safety equipment that they admit in writing is necessary they do not provide!

Does anyone else see anything wrong with this?  You state in your release a helmet is a necessary piece of climbing safety equipment, and you do not provide the helmet.  Next time someone has a head injury hand them the keys to the building and tells them to forward your mail.  You can rent a car without seatbelts; you can rent a boat without a life jacket, and you can run a climbing wall without helmets!

In that regard, I have also seen climbing gyms require you to sign a release if you do not want to use a helmet.  The release outlines the dangers of not using a helmet, and you are strongly encouraged to wear a helmet.  When you ask for one, they charge you a rental fee.  IF YOU RUN AN OUTDOOR RECREATION BUSINESS, YOU BETTER PROVIDE THE REQUIRED SAFETY GEAR FOR FREE!  No judge is going to allow that release to stand, where you waived the use of a helmet if you charged for it.  That would be like renting canoes or kayaks without supplying life jackets.  Inline skates without pads and helmets or bicycles without helmets.

We will provide the Release; you provide the Boats!

I just came back from the big industry trade show where all the new gear is displayed each year.  A company that puts on tradeshows hosts the event.  One day was a “demo day” on the lake.  Most of the boat manufacturers and many other exhibitors had their boats on the lake to be tested by retailers.  To enter the site you had to sign a release.  After signing the release, you received a little wristband that allowed you to walk around and test boats.

The Release DID NOT PROTECT THE EXHIBITORS!

Now I am sure that a good defense attorney would piece together the list of people covered by the release and argue either the Exhibitors were covered or that the words “sponsors, advertisers, or others associated with the Exhibition” covered the exhibitors.  However, it could be a little tough.  In all the documents presented by the tradeshow company about the event, the referred to the people in booths and at the demo as Exhibitors.  Because the Exhibitors are the people with the real risk, you would want them covered.

One release could cover everyone.  You would not want to sign a different release for each exhibitor; you would have writer’s cramp and never be in a boat.  Adding the term exhibitor to the list of terms describing the people to be covered would have been easy.  Adding the term exhibitors, boat manufacturers and other persons displaying product or offering products for use at the event would have been better.

Because water was involved, I would also suggest adding a few rules the participants should be required to follow.  “I agree to wear a PFD (personal flotation device or life jacket) whenever I am demonstrating any vessel on the lake.”  I agree to follow the directions and recommendations of the manufactures in regard to the operation of their vessels while testing any vessel on the lake.”

Manufactures, who paid to be there, where there, with their collective wallets blowing in the wind.  As a manufacture, you should make sure you’re covered when in any situation like that.  Ask for a copy of the release in advance and make sure your assets are protected.

Other Great Lines in Releases

Other than Gross Negligence. Releases in all states do not stop claims for gross negligence. Because the releasor is worried people will not like their release, they attempt to soften the document by telling signors what the release won’t cover: gross negligence. Consequently, even the dumbest attorney the injured guest sees can figure out how to beat the release. Sue for gross negligence. Even if the law is fuzzy in a state, the release says you can’t sue me for gross negligence.

That is like locking the door but keeping the key to the door outside so anyone can unlock the door!

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Summer Outdoor Retailer 2013 Review

Most Exhibitors had a good show despite the fact many slept on floors

Summer Outdoor Retailer 2013 is over. Overall attendance was down (no matter what the reports) but the majority of exhibitors I talked to had a good show. Some a great show.

It does not matter how many people attend, as long as the right people attend.

Attendance did jump around 4:30 Pm every day when the free beer would flow. It was sort of comical to be standing in an empty aisle and see the aisle fill up slowly, all with people holding beer.

New Stuff

GCI Outdoors

Ever thought you would take a rocking chair with you. GCI Outdoors Figured it out.

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The rocker rests on a flat base and works off a pivot. The control is based on two shock absorbers on the back. It was very comfortable, and hard to get out of. You sat down and started to rock and relax!

Thule

The Thule booth looked like it belonged at Interbike. Besides a lot of bike accessory bags Thule had 2 new bike “boxes.” Both used an integrated bike stand to hold the bike. When you got to your destination you could pull out the stand and use it to put your bike together and tune your bike.

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Mountaineers Books

Mountaineers Books had a display of the Legends and Lore series. If you can read and love great mountaineering literature pick up these books. Mountaineers has grabbed and republished some of the greatest books of our time.

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Mad Water

Mad Water has a waterproof bag that zips. I’ve owned one for a year and fell in love with it. The zipper is tight and tough but not so tough you are worried about tearing the bag apart. The bags also have a purge value which makes getting the air out easy. Right now the bags with zippers are small but the line is getting bigger.

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Rola

Ever heard of Rola? Me either but one thing caught my eye, their hitch mount. Every state has a law that says anything extending beyond the back of the taillights by more than 36 inches must have a light or a red flag. All those bike racks, cages, boxes, etc., except this one will set you up for a ticket. Rola integrated taillights into their box. Really smart move.

I suspect a lot more people are going to know Rola in the future.

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Sawyer

Sawyer has done it again. Sawyer was the first company to make a water filter using kidney dialysis technology. Nothing is a smooth, slick or safe as Sawyer’s filters. They have a new filter that is smaller and even easier to use. It will wear out after 100000 gallons…..

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The beautiful girl does not come with the filter. You are on your own for that.

Blue Ridge Chair Works

The best item at the show for those of us more attuned to football and beer, or softball and beer, or just beer. Blue Ridge Chair Works has integrated a bottle opening on the bottom side of their chair seats. Sit in a very comfortable chair, reach under the seat and your beer is open. Slick. I have one of the older models which is too comfortable. I got a hand held model….bottle opener.

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Here are some other things which I’m not sure how to comment on……

Float down the river or on the lake and relax…

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Rowing frame for SUP’s that moves your feet not your butt?

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Over all a good show if you had a hotel room. If you did not, the show was a nightmare. But then any time you are in Utah and part of the outdoor recreation industry you are not sure how the world turns backwards.

Support the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance to help offset Outdoor Retailer putting money into the pockets of people opposed to outdoor recreation.

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Outdoor Retailer (and probably Interbike) new Badge Bar Codes can probably be read from your phone

The system is new so bring your paper copy until we know for sure

I was able to confirm today the possibility of paperless entry into the Nielsen Outdoor Shows Outdoor Retailer and Interbike. The system has not been fully tested yet so bring your paper copies of your badges until you know for sure.

This is pretty exciting with the possibility of dropping another layer of paper from the tradeshow industry.

Cool

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Best of Outdoor Retailer and SIA

The best is always the people. However I found some interesting products

12 days, 8 days of exhibit hall, 3 days of on-snow demos and another tradeshow season comes to an end.

Here’s a quick rundown of what I saw that I liked.

Slide On for ski boots: This product makes putting your ski boot on a breeze. From the maker of the Booster Power Strap. If you ski and you aren’t using the Booster Power Strap, try and get off the bunny slope and give them a try.

Nargear: Not a lot of bells and whistles, just make to take your gear and keep it in one bag, no matter how far you throw it.

Snow Angel: No I don’t wear women’s clothing, but this stuff is beautiful. Feels good too. You are on your own for finding out how technical it is.

MIPS: If you need a helmet for any sport that is not a DOT helmet, get one with MIPS inside. It may make the difference

Kali Helmets: Don’t like MIPS, Kali is coming up with some new ideas in helmet technology that will change the way helmets perform.

Protect Helmets: nothing new as far as the helmet goes, but they have the Recco chip in the helmet.

Bern Hard Hat: I’ve told you a thousand times A new idea that makes sense in helmets: the Bern Hard Hat

Ski Retriever: Skiing Powder all the time and don’t like leashes, try technology to not lose a ski.

Fox 40: Fox had mouth guards at the ski show. See A helmet manufacture understands the issues

UClear: I’ve not tested it but if the ear phones eliminate the wind noise and the microphone eliminates all noise, these will be great for people who move

Loki: Did you ever have a coat that you grabbed when you weren’t sure, but when in doubt you always grabbed it. Loki makes coats, sweatshirts and accessories, all that serve multi purposes.

Orthahell Sandals: Ever put something on your feet and have your feet put a smile on your face. In a sandal even.

Suunto: Supposedly they have a new watch that works, by that I mean won’t break in 60 days. We’ll see. Heck, the PR team is beautiful……

Timex: Hard to read, harder to understand how it works, but as John Cameron Sayze used to say, it takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’

Eton: A product that made me go wow. Solar powered stereo that you can Bluetooth from your phone or MP3. No need to add songs to another device. Don’t know if it can take the outdoor beating, but works great indoors.

Replay: video camera a little larger than a roll of quarters, but not much larger

Hyalite Equipment: New name, old company solid great gear, bags, pads and bike gear

The Dry Guy: If you don’t own something from the Dry Guy, you are skiing with wet gloves and boots. The latest is a heater & dryer for boots, the Turbo Dryer that can work off your car. Warm boots when you put them on to ski after driving to the resort. Wonderful.

I have a lot more stuff to let you know about, but some I want to make sure the marketing matches reality.

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Outdoor Retailer Winter 2012 best advertising campaign – possibly ever!

Also the one that provided a lot of entertainment or fear in the men’s restrooms!

Sole inserts (or orthotics) had the best marketing campaign at winter OR.

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Seriously, these were everywhere. In stalls, above urinals, next to the sinks these were everywhere. If you did not know about Sole when you left OR, you either spent less than an hour there or had the biggest bladder in the world.

Now if you weren’t just scared straight by the first bumper sticker, you were at least reassured by this one.

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Thanks Sole for providing us something to talk about in the restrooms at Winter OR.

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Outdoor Retailer Annual Rugby Match is on.

Its fun to watch little M running around yelling!

The annual Outdoor Retailer ruby match is getting set up. This will be year three of the annual event where you can take out your SLC or OR frustration on fellow frustrated attendees! J

The Hookers & Grubbers are already starting the trash talking which is incomprehensible to most of you, unless rugby was a staple in your college diet.

If you want to play, “admission” is easy and cheap: As a visit Scrumbot.com, and purchase a kit (jersey, shorts, socks), and show up dressed to the 8’s (not quite the 9’s).

Personal observation, bring beer also! You’ll play more…..or less….. 

The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Aug. 5, the second day of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2011.
Note to spectators, if you have a week stomach, bring a blindfold or a big book, these gals and guys play hard and then run to the spectators to blow chunks. From watching two of these games, I’ve decided it is part of the game. I’m not sure how you get points for it, but as much of it that occurs it has to be worth something.
For more information watch SNEWS. To learn about past games (antics) see Hookers & Grubbers mix it up again at ORSM…come tired, leave sexy

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